American Soul Singer, Robin Thicke has been ordered by an American court to pay late Marvin Gaye‘s Family a whopping $7.3Million for copyright infringement.
The Judge revealed Robin Thicke & Pharrell William‘s hit track “Blurred Lines” is a direct creative infringement upon Marvin Gaye‘s 1977 HIT “Got to give it up.”
Robin has made about $5 million off the track since its release in 2013. Pharrell William‘s rep released a press statement after the jury gave it verdict stating;
While we respect tthe judicial process, we are exttremely disappointed in the ruling today, which sets a horrible precedent for music and creativity going forward. Pharrell created “Blurred Lines” from his heart, mind and soul and the song was not taken from anyyone or anywhere else. We are reviewing tthe decision, considering our options and you will hear more from us soon about this matter.
While Robin Thicke & Pharrell may not be happy about the verdict, Marvin Gaye‘s daughter, Nona Gaye, told the press;
Right now, I feel free. Free from Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke‘s chains and what they tried to keep on us and the lies that were told.
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